When all goes well, your roof does its job without you having to worry about a thing. However, constant exposure to the elements means your roof is always slowly deteriorating. If you stay in a home for longer than two decades, you’re eventually going to need to call a roofing contractor and replace your roof.
However, knowing when it’s time to replace your roof isn’t always easy. The easiest thing to do is call a reliable roofing company like Northern Exteriors for regular inspections, but sometimes, roofs have such obvious problems that any homeowner can spot them. If you notice any of these problems with your roof, it’s time to consider replacing the roof.
Granules in the Gutter
Over time, your rain gutters get clogged with leaves, dirt, and other debris. That’s normal and is fixed with a simple cleaning, but granules regularly appearing in the gutter are a potential problem. Granules are what make your shingles effective, so if they’re sliding off, your roof is going to be exposed to actual damage. A few granules aren’t a problem, but consistent appearances mean it’s time to call a roofing contractor.
Curling or Cracked Shingles
When shingles become damaged, that’s a sign that the roof’s structural integrity is in peril. Curling shingles result in either the edges or middle rising, opening the roof to weather damage, while cracked shingles break because of wind. In either case, you can sometimes fix a few shingles, but if they’re scattered, it’s time for a roof replacement.
If a missing shingle covered a seam, you need to call a roofing contractor immediately. A shingle over a seam is designed to keep the roof safe from leaks, and if the seam is wide open, a leak is almost certain to occur. If you spot a bald spot on your roof, Northern Exteriors is always just a call away.
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